SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk makes feeding choices easier for parents

This is a sponsored post with SMA® Nutrition.


If your baby has reached the 6 month milestone, or is just about to, you will know that what’s to follow is a whole new world of weaning and an introduction to new flavours and textures. Alongside weaning, parents might look at using a follow-on milk, however, there are so many options available on the market that you can often feel overwhelmed by the thought of choosing the right one. This is where SMA PRO Follow-on milk comes in; they have made choosing the right follow-on milk easier as they have a new formula which includes NUTRI-STEPS® and an exclusive protein process.


SMA Nutrition have used their 50 years of protein research to come up with a unique protein process and also included NUTRI-STEPS, a unique blend of ingredients which includes Iron, Vitamin D and Omega 3&6 to their follow-on milk which are all used to help support growth and development alongside a balanced diet for babies who are 6 months and older. Knowing how much research has been put into creating such a balanced milk, offers us, as parents, the security we need to feel confident about making the right choice for our baby.


While that all sounds great, what does it actually mean? Well, SMA PRO Follow-on milk is fortified with Iron which will help to support your baby’s normal cognitive development – in other words, it will help your child’s healthy development in terms of information processing, conceptual understanding, perceptual skill, language learning, and other aspects of their brain development. Other nutrients such as Vitamin D and Calcium are used to support normal growth and development of bone. This means you’re helping to supply your baby with the nutrients they need in order to grow up healthy and strong.


By choosing a follow-on milk such as SMA PRO Follow-on Milk made with their exclusive protein process and which includes essential vitamins and minerals, can help you as parents feel secure in the knowledge that important nutrients aren’t being missed out of your baby’s diet because it is designed to complement the weaning diet (even when they are having a super fussy day and only eating cheese!). Some babies can go through really fussy weeks (and even months) where they will only eat certain foods which can be a real worry so knowing that there is a follow-on milk that keeps their Iron levels topped up means parents can worry a little less and relax a little more.


We’ve had great fun weaning Benjamin and he’s taken very well to most foods. He started out on baby rice at 5 months as it was meant to help with his silent reflux but this meant he was a little fussier with texture and lumps than Isabella ever was. If, like us, you having a little trouble when starting out, a few things you could try to alleviate the pressure around meal times are: to make sure your baby isn’t too hungry by giving them a little of their usual milk first to take the edge off their hunger this will make food and meal times less of a stress for them and they will enjoy experimenting with it more. Let your baby play with the food; it sounds contradictory I know but letting them play with their food means they can really work out textures, smells and tastes and not worry about food. Some people find that offering sweeter foods first like fruit purees or sweet potato helps as babies like sweeter tastes. Don’t stop offering food because your baby pulls a face – the face is just their taste buds working overtime, it doesn’t mean they dislike the taste. And finally, just keep making it fun. It doesn’t matter that they aren’t eating a lot when you start weaning and to be honest, a lot of Benjamin’s food ended up on the floor to begin with but now he’s 14 months old, he really does enjoy a wide variety of different foods.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Breast milk is best for babies and breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible.  SMA PRO Follow-on Milk is for babies over 6 months, as part of a varied weaning diet.  Not intended to replace breastfeeding.


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